2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIII: "The 11th Hour" Edition
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12-06-2012, 04:39 PM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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Do they sign bottom 6 guys now for 3-4 years?
If you are referring to a young, valuable bottom 6 guy, I don't see why not.
If I give Gaborik a 5 year deal, what's preventing me from giving Boyle a 3-4 year deal if the price is right?
You see backups in the NBA and NFL getting multi-year deals so your argument doesn't seem to hold up.
NFL contracts and many low-end NBA contracts are non-guaranteed. Minimal risk. NFL allows contracts to be restructured. NHL isn't like that. The Jets could cut most of their backups tomorrow and face no penalty. The Knicks could drop Copeland and Rasheed. You can't cut or restructure Boyle.
It's just pain.
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